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Google Maps update hits iOS

Google’s updated Maps app for iOS has hit the App Store. The new version, which brings improvements to search, navigation and traffic information, is also the first dedicated Google Maps app for iPad. Android users have had a week to play with the new features, as we

Dropbox buys Mailbox in reported $100m deal

Mailbox, the iPhone app designed to ease the pain of trying to clear your inbox on a daily basis, has gained a lot of attention since its launch, helped no doubt by the waiting list system the team have used to manage the rollout, allowing the app

Infinity Blade goes free on App Store

Infinity Blade, the multi award winning iOS action RPG, is Apple’s App of the Week this week. That means you can pick it up for the grand total of zero pence. The first iOS game to use the Unreal Engine 3, Infinity Blade was widely used in

iOS App Review – Hundreds

Puzzle games are a well-established mainstay of iOS apps, especially those which are easy to pick up and play for a quick blast. Hundreds, the latest app from Semi Secret Software, has arrived and is looking to join the ranks of must-have puzzlers. The premise of Hundreds

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City coming to iOS and Android

On October 29th, it will be 10 years since Rockstar released Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, one of the most popular titles in the series. To mark this anniversary, Rockstar are enhancing the game for release on iOS and Android devices. Details, including a launch date, are thin on

Starbucks iOS app adds Passbook support – in the US

When iOS6 was announced, Passbook was one of the main new features, with Starbucks being one of the biggest names to be associated with it. An update to the app on the US app store now brings the functionality which was demonstrated at the iOS6 launch. US

Confirmed – iPhone 5 will run on 4G, coming to EE

The new iPhone, to be launched this evening will, as expected, run on EE’s new 4G network. It’s been rumoured for a while that the new iPhone will contain 4G technology, and while EE would only say “other devices will follow very soon” yesterday, a source has

iOS app review – 5K Runmeter

All my life I’ve been a hopeless runner. No matter how hard I tried I’ve never been able to run for more than a couple of minutes. I was determined to change that, so a few months ago I started following the Couch to 5k program, and

UK mobile payments platform gets the go-ahead

The European Commission today gave clearance for the joint venture between Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone to bring an open mobile commerce solution to the UK. In a statement from the companies, they announced their intention to get the system off the ground as quickly as possible.

What will the new iPhone have? This guy knows.

As the speculation around Apple’s new iPhone accelerates towards hysteric levels, you could go crazy trying to keep up with all the rumours and leaks. So here’s some light relief for us all, with Dilbert’s take on matters. Source: Dilbert

My Phone History – by Nick Plain

Continuing last weeks theme of “My Phone History”, today we go with Nick Plain. Who wins the award for owning the worst looking phone ever with that Alcatel. Here is Nicks history. Nokia 5146 I spent a lot of time choosing my first phone and contract. My

Coolsmartphone recommended iOS app: Defense Zone HD

The tower defense genre is a well established one in gaming, and there are plenty to choose from on the App Store. But a star in the field is Defense Zone HD, from developer Artem Kotov. While the gameplay follows the standard method of defending against increasingly

iOS 6 feature compatibility – what will work on your device?

Following yesterday’s story about iOS 6’s new turn-by-turn feature requiring an iPhone 4S, we’ve pulled together a handy run-down of which features will work on which iOS devices when iOS 6 is released in the autumn. iPhone 4 iPhone 4S iPad 2 New iPad Siri No Yes No

iOS Turn-by-turn will need the latest devices

As Apple announced yesterday at WWDC – see here for our overview – iOS 6 will feature a brand new Maps app, including turn-by-turn navigation. Great, and long awaited, news for the iOS community. But a footnote on Apple’s preview site informs us that the turn-by-turn feature, as

Coolsmartphone Recommended iOS App – iOSMaps

Anyone who spends time outdoors in the UK probably knows that Ordnance Survey maps are darned useful, not to mention incredibly detailed. Showing paths, rights of way, hill features and even power lines, the OS range are the go-to choice when planning an adventure in the great

The iPad event is almost here… so what will it bring?

Today’s the day when the wait is finally over, the speculation comes to an end, and we find out which of the rumours were accurate, which were way off the mark, and what Apple managed to slip completely under the radar. It’s the long-awaited launch of the